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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name lahiff. It comes from in the barony of Guthrie in the county of Angus. The surname lahiff belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

lahiff Early Origins



The surname lahiff was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, and in Forfar in the Barony of Guthrie. The first recorded member of the Guthrie family was a Guthrie who was sent to France after William Wallace in 1299. Adam de Guthrie witnessed documents relating to a burgess of Dundee in 1348, and Jon of Guthere was a juror on the marches of Woodwrae in 1388.

"[Guthrie is] a parish, in the county of Forfar, 8 miles (N. W.) from Arbroath. This place confers its name upon the very ancient and distinguished family of the Guthries, one of whom, on the resignation of the guardianship of Scotland by Sir William Wallace, in 1299, and his retirement into France, was sent by the Scottish nobles to solicit the return of that hero, in order to assist his countrymen to expel the English invaders. His descendant, Sir David Guthrie, who was lord high treasurer of Scotland in the reign of James III., purchased from the monks of Arbroath, the church of Guthrie, which had for many years been attached to that abbey, and founded here a collegiate church for a provost and three prebendaries. Sir David Guthrie also erected a spacious and strongly-fortified baronial castle here, which is still entire; and on his decease, the manor passed to his son, Sir Alexander, who, with one of his sons and three of his brothers-in-law, fell in the battle of Flodden Field. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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lahiff Spelling Variations


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lahiff Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. lahiff has appeared Guthrie, Guthree, Lahiff, Guttrie and others.

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lahiff Early History


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lahiff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lahiff research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1457, 1636, 1964, 1984, 1492, 1620, 1665, 1649, 1612, 1661, 1600, 1676 and are included under the topic Early lahiff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lahiff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lahiff Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Alexander Guthrie of Guthrie; John Guthrie (d. 1492), Scottish prelate, Bishop of Ross; William Guthrie (1620-1665), a Scottish Puritan minister and author, best known...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lahiff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lahiff In Ireland


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lahiff In Ireland



Some of the lahiff family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lahiff Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Lahiff, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"
  • Bridget Lahiff, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Margaret Lahiff, aged 17, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name lahiff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lahiff (post 1700)



  • Craig Lahiff (1947-2014), Australian AFI Award nominated film director
  • Thomas 'Tommy' Lahiff (1910-1996), Australian rules footballer who played 1935-1944 and coached 1944-1965

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sto pro veritate
Motto Translation: I stand for the truth


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The lahiff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lahiff Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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